A Taste of Mexico
Rio II Gallery
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders
"A Taste of Mexico"
Friday, June 17, 2016 • 6:30p.m.
Rio II Gallery
583 Riverside Drive, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10031
Free and open to the public
Space is limited, please RSVP by Friday, June 17 at 9am.
Award-winning artist Felipe Galindo/Feggo presents a selection of Manhatitlan, his renowned, humorous project celebrating Mexican culture and immigration through art and animation. Followed by a discussion and free tasting of Mexican Tamales.
Enjoy live Son Jarocho music from Veracruz and visit our Mexican Crafts pop-up shop.
This event is part of the Sobremesa Festival - Honoring Mexican Food and Community.
About Felipe Galindo/Feggo
Felipe Galindo (Feggo) creates humorous art in a variety of media, including cartoons, illustrations, animations, fine art and public art. Born in Cuernavaca, Mexico, he resides in New York City. Studied Visual Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His humorous drawings have appeared in publications like The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Mad, etc. and numerous European publications. He is the creator of the celebrated project Manhatitlan: Mexican and American Cultures Intertwined, which includes a book (J. Pinto Books.), works on paper exhibitions and animations. He designed “Magic Realism in Kingsbridge,” a series of 4 public artworks in faceted glass for the 231st Street subway station #1 line, commissioned by the MTA. Visit his website at www.feggo.com
Son Jarocho is a Mexican folk music genre that originated in the colonial era and fuses Spanish, indigenous and African rhythms to create a musical poetry that is a central part of the musical heritage of the region. Son Jarocho is experiencing a resurgence of interest through the works of young musicians who experienced the history of the genre through their elders, and are now reinterpreting a modern historical continuation of the music.
In Veracruz, Mexico a fandango is a community-based celebration where people get together to dance, play and sing. Musicians play and sing Son Jarocho music while people dance the "zapateado" atop a Tarima, a large wooden platform.
Thank you to our Supporters
A Taste of Mexico is supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council - special thanks to City Council Member Mark Levine for his support.
We would like to thank Broadway Community Housing for providing additional support.
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders is supported in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.
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